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  • China remains Malaysia's top investment target

    KUALA LUMPUR -- China is the preferred investment destination for Malaysian sovereign fund Khazanah Nasional, thanks to growing bilateral ties and the mushrooming of technology companies there in recent years.While the bulk of its investments throug

    January 23, 2018 12:41 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index extends gains as U.S. government shutdown leaves no impact

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan continued their ascent on Monday, as investors bet the U.S. government shutdown will have little impact on demand for risk assets.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.7% to 1,512.32, extending last week'

    January 22, 2018 08:46 pm JST
  • Singapore shares hit 10-year high as SGX advances after earnings

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares rose to fresh 10-year highs, helped by gains in the city-state's bourse operator. Banks propelled Malaysian stocks.The Straits Times Index rose 0.5% to 3,569.43, the highest since 2007. Singapore Exc

    January 22, 2018 07:48 pm JST
  • SGX opens way to dual-class share listings

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore Exchange will allow companies with dual-class shares to list and will announce the new rules by March, chief executive Loh Boon Chye said Friday. The move is aimed at attracting more initial public offerings of growing startup

    January 19, 2018 11:14 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 advances as Taiwan Semiconductor jumps after earnings

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged higher on Friday, helped by gains in index heavyweight Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. after better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.5% to 1,502.20.

    January 19, 2018 08:28 pm JST
  • Malaysian stocks rise for eighth straight week on foreign fund inflows

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian shares rose for the eighth consecutive week, helped by positive global cues and unabated foreign fund inflows into the nation's equities.Singapore stocks rose for the fourth straight week.Asian stocks have

    January 19, 2018 07:47 pm JST
  • A300 Summit 2018

    Banks, regulators lack skills to cope with pace of fintech innovation

    SINGAPORE -- Both regulators and industry officials lack the right analytical and data skills to cope with the wave of disruption washing over the financial industry, according to the technology officers at leading financial companies at Thursday's

    January 18, 2018 09:18 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index advances, buoyed by Wall Street gains, China growth

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Thursday, as U.S. indexes continued their record run and China's fourth-quarter economic growth exceeded expectations.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.3% to close at 1,495.46.The S&P 500 Index

    January 18, 2018 09:00 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia shares fall despite Wall Street gains, upbeat China data

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell Thursday, dragged down by banks. Malaysian equities also declined, weighed by losses in heavyweight Tenaga Nasional.The city-state's Straits Times Index dropped 0.6% to 3,521.31 while the FTSE B

    January 18, 2018 08:36 pm JST
  • Asia300 Summit 2018

    You can't walk alone to survive the digital era

    SINGAPORE -- Companies, whether they are manufacturers or software providers, must speed up the process of transformation to survive the changes of the fourth industrial revolution. And to do that, they cannot walk alone.That was the message from le

    January 18, 2018 04:13 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slips after U.S. equities drop from record highs

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan edged lower on Wednesday, after U.S. equities retreated from record highs overnight and as investors awaited China's fourth-quarter economic data.The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell less than 0.1% to 1,49

    January 17, 2018 08:43 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks fall amid weaker-than-expected exports, Malaysian equities advance

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell Wednesday, following a pullback on U.S. indexes, and after the city-state's non-oil exports rose slower than expected. Malaysian equities edged higher.Singapore's Straits Times Index retreated f

    January 17, 2018 08:20 pm JST
  • Electronics, Singapore's growth engine, loses steam at year end

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore's electronics exports weakened considerably in December, raising concerns about the city-state's trade performance alongside views that the decline may be an anomaly.Although many expected the electronics sect

    January 17, 2018 04:04 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index advances as Chinese insurers rally

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan rose Tuesday, paced by mainland insurers and lenders.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 1.1% to 1,491.87. Ping An Insurance Group advanced 2.8% after the Chinese insurer said accumulated gross premium in

    January 16, 2018 08:17 pm JST
  • Malaysian stocks little changed, Singapore equities hit record high

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysian stocks ended little changed on Tuesday, as losses in Petronas Gas were offset by Nestle (Malaysia)'s ascent to a record. Singapore equities climbed to all-time highs, boosted by property developers and ener

    January 16, 2018 07:59 pm JST
  • Tencent, Alibaba take e-wallet wars to Southeast Asia

    BANGKOK -- With a population of 600 million, and good mobile saturation, Southeast Asia is becoming a battleground for e-wallet companies from China.Leading the charge is Shenzhen-based Tencent Holdings, which is about to roll out its first WeChat P

    January 16, 2018 07:04 pm JST
  • Asian philanthropists can potentially give twice as much as US

    TOKYO -- Thanks to rapid economic growth, personal wealth in Asia is at an all-time high, with more billionaires in the region now than anywhere else in the world. But have charitable donations grown proportionally to the region's wealth? The answer

    January 16, 2018 08:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises tracking U.S. equity rally

    MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan began the week on a positive note, boosted by a weaker dollar and another record high for U.S. indexes.The Nikkei Asia300 Index rose 0.4% to 1,475.43.The advance on the gauge came after U.S. stocks

    January 15, 2018 08:28 pm JST
  • Malaysia, Singapore stocks advance on weak dollar, Wall Street gains

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Shares in Malaysia and Singapore rose Monday, boosted by a weak U.S. dollar and yet another Wall Street rally.The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI index added 0.2% to close at 1,825.91. Singapore's Straits Times Index gained

    January 15, 2018 08:22 pm JST
  • Singapore central bank chief warns on prices, property market

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Global inflation could return sooner than expected, posing a major risk to the rally in financial markets, the head of Singapore's central bank warned on Monday.Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of

    January 15, 2018 07:06 pm JST